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fonuthe St. Louis Republican
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Hda A Tale of the Heart.
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f thp 5limrnr of 1 13 . the writpf. nn.
,np i nifJ by a frie nd, sa u n t e red frrfm h i s
jj a vsit to the far Turned 'Clarity
..nital.'M It -was a burriinir dav U th
on!h 9flJub' and .h& fearful scourge.
tVippl,y'!'l0'iv'JHck,!ravaSed wlh irttense
4er tbe:inbnbitants o.' the cityj-The
ijr .emigrants particularly, shared a
hr? roron 7 l,,e elince. ifi the
Sbodc of Pie sick, we witnessed hUman
jjrrtny in rjiany. heart-rending forms! the
ollow gr'Qan of the strong struggling in
he crasn'fof tever the shrill shriLk of
ivomrn sihkiig beneath the crarilps of
' . f , ' " J " "ill
hrouchout;thc vast-building. wher4 nes
... A n I iLi 11 I It L1 wTliM l-!.J
iience racsttuw wr ""nni 'numpns,
a(jy the coucti ol the sullerers,
. i." ,. 1 . . ' 1 . . r iuct 01 a man vi-
Watching, tendinvarKl Nothing bv kind siting a masquerade. You inhabit a' re
lords of licpe. and lortiling by chfistian l t'red but costly furnished rnf llL, 7
jun" uu mi rirs, was no
ovice in Wreus ol kindness; sh was
.sown in the hospital as 'Sister MktiM '
Shortly ftjrtfT the above visit, I happened
ID thfrcompany of an old frierld. and
jrccountihg my visit to him. soU.. i
Prms of uogy of the deeds performed
;ylhe SisfC'rs,' and particularly d velt on
Sistrr Jlatjlda, who was so vnnno n,i
mdsorne. Strid vet u Ini YiiiKW,.,!
isinteresfetJiiess and self saeritioL t
L , . ..' , . . ...... iJ J afrri.)! null, r . . 1 .
iist he vvas- vell aware of her iikt..rv
hicli was Replete with, interest. nnd m
bich he wHs himself a promiiienji actor,
solicited U recital, and ;ili-r r.L,.i...w.
is MgingsJ he sf)oke as follows :
Five yeas ago I came from Cincinnati,
hie h been mv place if reSj
tTlCPrtO thlS ciV. As I Came at fli tirr.
rincipallv jvri an excursion ail' pleasure.
I course I visiied many places of iamuse
tnt, with vl Inch the city.nboundls in the
rmter months.
About, otm week after mv arrival. T ,t
nded a latt;e maMjiierade in tlje ''plain
ess of n citizen, when a masq:nk. rep
rseniifiir a Vouno- (fiA.r ., ir. i
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via.Kn,u uaitu. ;Miioiighlie voice
Al'lL'rril rjil. 1 I Al.ll t if
... 9 I ' tailing me iv namH. warm-
Us rtne uirknown. I Lvas pttszzled to
pniny me. indivuitXal whthus I
addressed' me.
my nicer
it'ude, I
'Your n.ame is k
'To:yotl unkn()vn.'
Mml yet, I surelv i
iuiri unv nor nttr n . ?'
'UT ...1' : . " r .
v mi 1 ri 1 ut; 1
nrn myself at fault. W. kiv
more in i
We have-often.' I
Where?',! -
In placeilike this, of Imirth Ln,t
ity, vve h.'ive Inferch atlfPfl tTIM lilt! rtnnpl
and miiyd often i the soeiil o.m
ti vou now rpf.'ili mt. ..i i
he mystefy 7' replied the masquer,
puzzled rny brain, in vain, tint nn.,1,1
i oq no on;of my many acquaintances
w ansueri'd to his description.
iJ: ' Although 1
At last
t 1 know
f I"ust Tyl"'Sl )U to withdraw your
, iu oruer 10 eiwt h tn i
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solve the
'.sir, thaj at present I mtit decline
JUvecoghit reasons' forreserving a
incognita i ti these '.mII- r
,l)ou wi Laccompanv metomylodg.
?M will s unravel the mystery, and
t-H.u juu:vviin tacts that wil surprise,
not interest ou. At present, permit
? to attract'ypur attention to! tht aii
in the costume of TnrL-Lv
TO he dfans and whisners to th
nd.dly njlirtd Countess, vyho holds his
lcamettiere to hold a strict s..r.
ance on tUrit cotml f, .ui, p..i.
auuer. sile ntly and si.Hlthihi but sure
o the hca ot'the victim Ti...
s is the d.-iughter o a rnnn ,u..
pnt, andbshs confidently to the pro-
,'"ons oi ini? gainb eranr r,ti.,nu
r. or such i, this representative of the
in lhri viL .a .J i. i
lw altar, oi so intends, but there is oi
I'cbing his fevery movement; who vv
t. - - - ..j , - ii riii
oil him iuHiis game.'
1 presume you allude to Voti'rsnir twit
)' lot SOOIiia tliselw. hiu l.l.-' r.V .
... iiu ufiinuier lo
f'fK-nds if kuch nsivou describe V
reason'you shall know herealter
JUl Cnrno iu
If you accompany me V
ri a labarynth of conjee-
laS i0, lhis vomh ci
lQe no hesiJa ion in fnllnviilirr I
8eet, wbilre. entering i
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J make ( " n,M . I V rf lDC T y- -VoU have some bi.ter draugh
'BCd U"l0:k.1 rro"0oor i should strive.o bury he dark days .1
lcin 2 rStrUck f B.nd bade . edand look forward to a
ena!eWie!VSr'iV',nS'Unl!, 68"uW are young, and undiminished ii
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nrr:il!ond' H Remain in
Kd e 1; Ie.w m,nutls the inner
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Editor Sf Proprietor.
..u mwirnuty Known in Cincinnati. ! In
voluntarily, arose to my feeMvith aston.
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laumrru. ana exclaimed :
.' Matilda -'
ren so.sherepI.ed.; 'In me behold
toh" Wh escorted ou hilher
And what am I to infer from this
strange adventure V )
She appeared agitated, but did not re-
It has been some weeks since last we
. .l i r i I' . CU11,C vvceKs since last we
:b()era. 05 the sad moan of the cons.ump- I met-thenyou were the- delight of vour
a.v hefsank in death : these nnil krinntf I frienrl :j r b -?"UI
ii ' . pnue 01 Vour mother af.
fstoojjurneroustoinent.on.rnelettheiterwardsl heard that you had suddenlv
:nze ol those who visit the house su(. j left your mother's house, and fled J r ,
rinfr And Vet. HO Where vnn u.ill : mnr vni1 ...;u :n ' ' ! u
j ' r? - j " v.i 1 1 1 "invi, i 11 11 n villain ri l
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hr. your mother has died; and now. I find
"if hitherto modest and retired maiden
unaccomoanipH in v i , . .'
rccepi, xm c K-u t w ,0 are wn wnom under what circumstances
erliCHted to (jou ffl( rilllu. filar im! :n,l can mv u.rt, .... : 1 .. 7
V iV ,i . . . r 1 v ouimiskps oe true L0 I
rnevolenVice of the .ster of Chanty.' j find one I so highly esteemed, sunk Into
mong lhl ifumluT of Sisters whoUver- 'the paths of vice? But forgive me I
:-J over thk bed of nain, and strive, tn Uvronir von with rtk :
l.-.L-.i...-. : 11,. r . t . ' 7. " auuicions ' lou
p..: . wiii' m .i-r.wonf, wrio. uo,lSne milrlly renlied. Althnnl-, .u
urn r.r.l r i-... .. I J. ' . LI .1 ' .-,., uiutll
to blame, there is much to excite vour no
bier feelings. Listen, my friend, and then
judge :
1 Among the suitors for my hand, was
one whoappeared lo be a cultivated and
accomplished gentleman. His profuse
liberality induced many to believe that
be was the- possessor of wealth, though
few suspected that he was, in realitV,
splendid fieud, devoid of one spark of ho
norable principle. Among the number of
his dupes, who, then. Can wonder, that
an inexperienced girl should be number
ed. it was the trap so artfully
contrived secured its guilekss preyX
Fondly I l.stened to the honied accents
that fell from his pliant tongue implicit
ly I confided my girlish heart to his keep
ing. I was warned by friends to shun his
presence, but the admonition came too
latetnyljeart had become deeply inter
estedin this man. My sole parent be
sought metf also, with tears, to fly his pre
sence, bur what voice so winning, what
traitor so commanding as love firt and
new-born virgin love? Let it suffice to
say, that lured hy hhs specious wiles, I
was induced to consent to a private mar
riage, as my mother had forbade him the
house. This marriage, I have lately learn-,
ed, was but, a fabulous farce, for the co
ertion got up. I fled with my lover, con
.liding my honor and happiness in his
hands. Why repeat my fall, my degra
dation. You have pondered over the fate
of CharlolTe Temple it is a tale of every
day's occurrence of man's perfidy and
woman's fall.'
At this part of her story, tears suffused
her eyes, apd covering her face with her
hands sbKsobbed aloud. Hd I
moved, my heart were of stone.
iiut no, she cried energetically, I will
not now give way to this womanly weak
ness no fount of tears cafi obliterate the
vyild remembrances that crowd my brain.'
She paused a moment to dry her eyes and
4 We came to this city, he still renew
ing his protestations of fidelity. At my
desertion-, my venerated motiier-could not
survive the blow ; after bequeathing her
ungrateful child her little property, she
j sank into the arms of death, praying with
her last breath that-God would pardon
and protect her child. By degrees my
j betrayer grew cold in his attentions his
; visits became less, and it was evident my
presence was growing irksome to him.
The fearful truth was forced on my un
willing heart. I awoke from my dream
of hopeful love, to see; the full extent of
my fall to feel that I was another vic
tim lo the consummate seducer's art.
It is now six weeks since he paid me a
visit. He came to bid me farewell.
Spoke of a contemplated unio. wjth an
other a girl surrounded by luxury and
affluence I heard him without exhibiting
regret, and curled my lip in scorn, for 1
had tutored my heart before this a bitter
lesson. He departed. nd 1 was alone in
the world. He thWght that he woukl
hear of me no more, that I should no
longer trouble him he had done,, with
me,mt 1 have rrot done with him. His
evety movement is known to me. The
Turk 1 pointed out to you to-night at the
f masquerade was Robert N ; his part-
Tier, his affianced and opulent bride. By
anonymous letters, I have warned her of
' his character, but she, like me, would not
heed the warning, accompanied as it was
by mystery. This. my esteemed friend, is
all I have to disclose :
be, I hurdened h Part of Zi. VVitrht tf vn llmo
him to to pour forth its sorrows in a friendly and
V Com- a feelincr r '
our career. Matilda, has been atienderl
Cottagl in the environ XnU V ' W,th,heivJr '""toriune : frotn theohlet of life,
J mnCTP Uje.en.V ,r?"S ri the c,ly- .Vou have quafld drauoht, s ,rt. vn
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thai are pass.
future, lou
enp ' ."rrj?,,;y"?t' "rauouiu young, ana undiminisbed in beauty.
'selfj n, i3 usiuiiici i louiiu -irrifnce oi me nas commenced at an
fito t? ft Sm- bu' e,pant apartment, 1 ar,y dy- Like yoorr. many trusting hearts
oou up aiyolume to! while away a have ,,een crushed by deceit and desertion ;
u nme, ou my mind was J: ' "V,.,7inere 13 bright, side to the
Cl) occupied with the pne-idea C'ClUre i ,'1f1,here hear.s in our seX who
Couij lhis;;young man bei-lo take in ! de,est ,hT ,,b-r,ine and seducer, and who are
v"se nf l I. i . ever re aay lo extend svmnnthv anA ,.i!ir. .k-
"" i wrruseu. 1 hau not . e- --r u iuo
, . K.-.UUJ-t iur lucre is no one
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buiik o iow, uui mat mey may rise from dis.
'hoffrir to repeclibility.' Y
Sir sh replied, you have not been so bit
terly deceired in where you placed most trust,
" Keep a check upon all tour
or you could not leel this to be imp fiir ii loi
here (placing her-hand on her heart,)! a sense
ofunutterahle misery, lhat never can disappear;
I! feel that the sunny days of joy can no more
be mine, and the bright dreams of lyouthful
hopes are shivered to atoms by the tornado of
agony thai has swept over the once haftDv Ma
tilda.' yJ
Her voice trembled with intense emotion,
and at wilnessing the despair depiclej) in her
youthful countenance at bearing the fespond
ing tones of her voire, I felt, unawares, a tear
moistening my eyes. For a few moments we
both remained silent. She had
profound revery, ad my feelings forbade me to !
iiuerrupi ner. liul the night was wearing a
way, and I arose to lake my leave
4 Matilda,' I said, it is late,you neec repose.
I will leave you to nighl and ponder our to.
ry ; to-morrow I will see yon again arid advise
you what course to adopt ; hut be assured, thut
I am sineerely interested in your fate,nd ibat
as far as in my power, will ever befriend and
assist you.'
Pensive ana buried in a seeming loj-por, she
appeared not lo note my words ; and, having
called her servant, I wended my stejls to my
hotel, m mind occupied with the sadilrecital I
bad heard from the wreiched Matildai
The next day at 10 o'clock, I called at the
residence of Matilda. She smiled ai my ap
proach ii was a smile replete with sadness
a sunny ripple that covered troubled waters be.
neath. There are some teajs lhat move us to
mirth, and some that.cause ears lo fldiv such
was the smile wilh whkh jhe greeted me.
The regard lhat I entertainad for Matilda was
based upon and dictated by'her siluaiion. and
a friendship of auld lang syne.' 1 looked up
on her as a sister, and as one who needed at
least one true triend at this crisis of hr life.
1 have come Matilda I exclaimed, Mo
learn your plans fur the fmuie, and to! counsel
and aid you in their execution, if they ire corn
paiihle with what is just. Do not irrjpute my
solicitude as impertinent, as I am only actua
led by a desire for your welfare.'
'The unreserved candor with which, unask
ea I have laid my sorrows before you, should
convince you, my friend, what relianc I place
on your honor.' j
; And is it not yet possible to effect la recon-
ciliation between jou and your betrayer.
Could I. not by expostulation induce bun to ren
tier you, at least, justice that he sbojuld give
you his name, and remove the stigma that rests
upon your fame V '
Never,' she hurriedly iterated ; i)raltho'
once I idolized this man'now I despise and de.
lest him. No, if you wish lo befriend me, aid
me iu my just revenge on the destroyer of my
peace and fame ; for, said she, with determined
energy, 4 he shall not long triumph in his career
of crime." f
I In what manner do you propose td accom
plish this.' j
! As I find it impossible lo prevent! his pro
posed union with the present intended victim of
bis cupidity, unless I should expose myself, I
uae conceived ia bold but not chem ca nro.
ject. In short, I wish to take his life
with my
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own hands. Nay, do not start ; I mefin,' (she
fim, wim a significant sneer,) 4 to murder hon
orably. I intend to disguise myself injihe cos
tuVhe of your sex and fasten a quarrel on him,
thus forcing him into a duel, and I w ill so ar.
range it that he will not leave the grouhd alive.'
The determined manner in which s
jhe spoke
of this resolve eave me full v. lo underhand ihat
he was not to be turned aside by augfit I could
adduce, nevertheless I said : J
: 'Matilda, haveyou reflected that if a discovery
ifyour sex should ensue, your disgrace will be.
tpome public lhat even were you to siicceed in
entrapping him in adeadly encounlerjyou may
fail ; or have you become weary of life, and in.
tend that the terms of combat shall bd death to
'I have, she replied, 'reflected on all you
say, and although I admit that life has fev charms
to the lond woman whose honest aflectfons have
been betrayed and triflled with, yei it is not my
purpose to fall by his hands willingly.'
j ' And do you suppose, if successful if you
lake his life, that you can ever after be happy ?'
1 'Why should I not,' she said. 'Does he
hot deserve lo die ; or should he be allowed to j
practice his deceptions lo the misery of other :
hearts ? His crime the murder of the heart !
is no capital offence in law, and yet it is a '
deed of darker turpitude lhan the destruction ot j
the body ; for those who exist in janyuisb, die i
a thousand deaths. The act on suddenly ceas- j
ing to live, causes but one pans betbaos none i
while one who is doomed lo livp on in hope,
less wretchedness feels in the mind real hor
rors of death'stfrightlul pangs ?'
' What you observe, ' said I, ' every day's ex
perience justifies, and even wher the law of.
fers a peBalty for this crime, the public scoff at
the claimant for damages, as deebing her de
void of modesty and pride. Yet surely, your
alternative is a sad one; lhat the victim should
be the avenger that a tenderly nurtured and
delicate girl should strike where before she
embraced.' !
j ' Driven wild by the horrors of jmy situation,'
she replied. 4 1 have become reckless of all
feel ing save that of retaliation.
' And bow you have arranged to bring about
this comlempkled hostile meeting between
yourself and betrayer?' j
J 'I am well acquainted with the public re- i
sorts which he usually frequents ; in one of
ihese places, in the assumed disguise of your
sex, wilh fajse hair and whiskers, green spec- j
;iacies, ana an impudent swagger. I will pub
licly insult him aud provoke ihe challenge. I
jwill refer to you, as my friend, whom I alone
look upon to aid me in my emergency. You
are to select pistols as ihe weapon ; the dis
tance sixteen paces ; the place jf meeting on
the outskirts, near the Hospital, land the lime
of meeting 12 o'clock, by moonlight.'
By moonlight a strange time for a duel ;
land besides, are vou e inert with, nr ran vm.
I handle the weapon al all 1 i
For severalweeks hare I been practising
" piaiu uj uigui j anu li
behold my accuracy of aim, you
you wish to
bate only to
Do This, AjfD Liberty is safe.
Gen'l Harrison.
step in Jhe rear of mv dwdl
etlect ol my shots at sixteen paces.'
And you wish me to stand your second in
tun atiair this combat, so unnatural and ab
horrent V
'I wish your in the furtherance of
my plans of retribution ; and,' she added in an
offended tone, I deem ihem just.'
'If you are bent on lhis purpose, permit me
to enter the lists as ihe combat! ; for it would
be tar more preferable than lo look on and see
a delicate girl exposed to the fatal bullet.'
' I do not accept this. I have no riht to
ask you lo jeopardize your life for me" nor"
would ihif Quiet the lever that fria m k..
o, by my band, alone, be falls.'
!i hen' a,iltja' as 'ou have implicitly re
bed on me in your exigency as you have free.
ly confided your situation to my honor I were
unworthy the name of man, did I balk you.
And although I disapprove of your projects, as
rash and dangerous, yet I will bestow all ihe
aid in my power lo further your schemes. If.
however, in this contest, you should fall ' '
'Then, 'after I am buried,' she interrupted
me,' whisper the secret in his ears. Tell him
the victim whom he murdered has gone to ac
cuse him before bis Maker ; but bury the 8e
eret from all others in this scandal loving world.
'On ihe contrary, should he die by our
' I wish to retire from the busy haunts of so
ciely and pass the. remnant of rny days in qui
et seclusion.', "
Three days bad elapsed since my last visit
to Matilda. I had retired lo my chamber in
the St. Louis Hotel, afier having dined, when
I heard a tap at my door, and on opening it an
individual of military air stalked conseq.jen
tiaily into my presence.
' Do I have the honor lo address Mr. C. ?'
I bowed acq.iiesence, and proffered a chair.
With ihe greatest sangroid he threw his hat
on the table and ensconced himself in the seat.
'1 have failed on you, as directed by your
friend. Mr. L , to arrange a certain affair
in behalf of Mr. Robert N .'
' I comprehend you sir, perfectly a chal
' Ay, a challange has passed and been ac
cepted. It is for you to select weapons, dis
tanee and lime.'
' I therefore prefer the pistol ; and the meet,
ing to take place at r o'clock to morrow night;
the distance sixteen paces.
My visiter started with surpiise.
' What do you mean, si r I Fighting in the
dark with pistols is a strange mode.'
'It will not be dark, sir. The moon will
shine clear and bright, and our operations less
liable of interruption.'
' True, true,' he replied ; 4 well, be it so.
Each can have, bis surgeon on the ground.
Where shall the meeting take place?'
I named the spot, and cordially shaking my
hand, he departed.
I hastened to Matildi and informed her of
what had occurred. She appeared elated at the
success of her projects and schemes. Her eyes
emitted an unwonted lusture, and I imagined
that she betrayed the germs of incipient insan
ity in her manner.
' Thinks, my warmest thanks, for your friend
ly aid. Now will I satiate the outraged feel
ings thai have been weighing me down by inch
es, to the grave. Now will I bring to ihe dust
the author of my wrongs the heartless liber
tine, whose soul harbors no feeling of honor
or virtue.'
4 Compose yourself Matilda ; you need all
your calmness, all your nerve, in the meeting
of to-morrow niht.'
'Do not lear me,' she replied; 'I will not
be found lacking when the moment of revenge
arrives.' !
It was a beautiful night. The moon shone
wiih its richest effulgence, and a cool breeze
was wafted from the Gulf over the city. At
the appointed hour of twelve, jMatilda, accom
panied by a surgeon and myself, were at the
specified rendezvous. Matilda was unusually
silent, and the surgeon and njyself .conversed
on various topics foreign to thei melancholy bu
siness in hand. We had not long to await ere
the belligerent paily were on ihe ground. We
silently saluted our antagonists, and Mr. W
and myself, as seconds, marked off' the ground,
and placed the combatants in their position.
Belore placing thefdeadly weapons in their
hands, Mr. W aked me if there was no
way to compromise the difficulty, and stated
lhat an apology was all lhat; Mr. N re
quired. I inlonned him that my principal would
render no apology, and each awaited for
the word to fire. As concerted, I gave the
word : Gentlemen, are you ready V
They nodded assent.
' Make aim, lake aim, fire ! one, two, three !'
Both pistols went off simultaneously. Rob
ert N bounded in the air and fell at his
length on the ground.
Matilda remained as motionless a9 a statue,
with the discharged weapon by her side.
The surgeon ran up to ascertain the extent
of injury sustained from the shot. The btdlet
had penetrated bis side, about three inches from
ihe heart no blood flowed outwatdly, and the
wound was pronounced mortal, he could not live
above an hour. The fallen man raised him
self on his elbows, and appeared to be fully
conscious of his situation. With much jain
and difficulty he feebly articulated : Why has
this stranger fastened a quarrel on me and so
fiercely bunted up my death ? let him approach
and answer a dying man.'
Matilda beard ihe request, and stepped quick
ly to his side.
'Listen to me, Robert X - ,' she said.
There was a girl, young aud happy, who was
lured by your wiles to infamy and misery.
She Joved you dearly, and you planted thorns
of torlure in her path ; and not content wilh
this act of atrocity, you contemplated a similar
deception on another lady. To prevent the
last, and principally lo avenge ihe first, have I
sought you out, and j-jstly punished you."
But who are you, that thus you thrust your,
self as the champion of these women Matil.
da has no brother, and Laura has not been
wjopged by me?
as you are dying, you h4l know what !
a .
nana lelied you to the earth.' She threw off
a pair of spectacles and false whiskers, her Ion
ringlets fell in profusion over her shoulders"
and she rapidly exclaimed
' Now, villain, do you recognize your victim'
The dying man glared wildly upon' her features
for a moment features two well remembered
a thousand thoughts flashed through bis brain
at once with a dying etl.rt he raised himself,
upright staggered a few paces and said
This this is indeed deaih ' anA !
h,. - , ui niiu
o,low groan breathed his last.
No sooner had this form become inanimate
no sooner was his death announced by the
surgeon, than all the hauteur and revenf,,!
feelings of the unfortunate girl had fledfand
.uMg precipua'.ely to the side of the dead
man, she frantically threw herself on his body
and gave vent to the wildest lamentations.
The early and passionate love that had been
smothered lor a while, now burst forth with ten
fold lustre, and we were constrained to force
her from ihe body she had slain, and to which
she.clung with the energy ,.f grief and despair
. '
For three weeks Matilda raved, a maniac.
A delirious fever playing havoc with her youth,
ml frame! Bui, contrary to the expectations
of the physicians, her constitution triumphed
over the malady, and she became convalescent.
As soon as practicable &he expressed a determi
nation to join the society of the Sisters or Chari
ty, and after a short time was adinitted, devot
ing the remnant of her days to deeds of chari
ty and kindness.
The duel never reached the ears of the po.
lice, and the story of 'Sister Matilda' is only
known to a few and I charge secrecy on your
part, at least until she dis.
Sister Matildr. died a few months ago. regret
ld by thousands who loved her. and I have the
liberty Jo give her story, as it may benefit some
who read and ponder.
" But the constitution cannot be main
tained, nor the Union preserved in oppo
sition to public feeling, by the mere exer
tion of coercive powers confided to the
general government. The foundations
mu?t be laid in the affections of the peo
ple ; in the security it gives to life, liberty,
character & fraternal attachments which
the citizens of the several States bear to
one another as members of one political
family, mutually contributing to promote
the happiness of each other, the
citizens of every State should studiously
avoid every thing calculated to wound the
sensibility or offend the just pride ot the
people of the other States : and they should
frown upon any proceedings within their
own borders likely to disturb ihe tran
quility of their political brethren in other
portions of the Union. In a country so
extensive as ihe United Slates, and with
pursuits so varied, the internal ragula
tions of the several States must frequen
tly differ from one another in important
principles ; and this difference is unavoid
ably increased by the various principles
upon which the American colonies were
originally planted principles which had
taken deep root in the social relations be
fore the revolution, and therefore of ne
cessity influencing their policy since they
became free and independent States.
But each State has the unquestionable
right to regulate its own internal concerns,
according to its own pleasure ; and while
it does not interfere with the rights of the
Union, every State must be the sole judge
of the measure proper to secure the safe
ty of its citizens, and promote their hap
piness; and all efforts on the part of the
people of the other States to cast odium
upon their institutions, and all measures
calculated to disturb their rights of pro
perty, or to put in jeopardy their peace
and internal tranquility, are direct oppo
sition to the spirit in which the Union was
formed, and must endanger its safety.
Motives of philanthropy may be assigned
for this unwarrantable interference ; and
weak men may persuade themselves for
a moment that they are laboring in the
cause of humanity, and averting the
rights of the human race ; but every one
upon sober reflection, will see that noth
ing but mischief can come from these im
proper assaults upon the feelings and rights
of 6thers. Rest assured that the men
found busy in this work of discord, are
not worthy of your confidenee. and tie
serve your strongest reprobation." Ex
tract from the farewell address of General
Disunion. Who are in lavor ofdisunion ? All
the crowned heads of Europe, all Ihe Tories,
Monarchists. Imperialists and Aristocrats, as
well as all the enemies of liberty, and all the
unbelievers in the capacity oi manJo govern
himself in the Old World, are praying, and
have been since our government was formed,
for a dissolution, a secession among the States,
as that would destroy the American Govern
ment, and with it perish all hopes of liberty.
When our government was firs! formed these
classes all predicted that ihe States would di
vide, quarrel, secede and finally get into a civil
war, which would terminate their career.
In our own country we have al the north the
Abolitionists, who are in favor of disunion
and at the South, the Secessionists are in favor
Are not these man here trying to do just
what ihe enemies ot republican governments in
Europe most desire that is, to break up this
Union ? Mobile Advert isfr.
(V7 Paibffi- tvanta von In send him two
yards of black broadcloth he don't care what !
color it is, and when he kills his pig last week ,
he will pay you what you owe him."
In the Charleston " Southern &tiAtA'
of Monday last we have, conspicuously
published, the following notice,: !
" Public .Meeting. We. the undersign- !
d, unite in a call for a Public. Meeting
to be held in Charleston, at Hibernij !
Hall, to morrow (Tuesday) evening, at 8 i
o clock, to give exnressinn tn fb- t-;-..r (
those of our fellow-citizens who. in com- I
mon with us, are in favor of co operation
lor the purpose of resistance to the a",
gressions of the Federal Government, but
vyho are opposed to the separate wees
sion of South Carolina from the Union
under existing circumstances."
To this notice are signed about eleven
hundred names, comprising, we nresnm.
individuals of the Revolutionary party,
who dissent from the project of Messrs. '
Rhett & Co. for separate secession of tho
State of South Carolina from the Union.
The demonstration of so large a number I
of the leading citizens of Charleston a-
gainst the scheme of separate secession
seems to foretell the certain llfeat of that
scheme. We shall consider that result
to be of comparatively small consequence,
however, if the Disunion project in any
shape be yet cherished by those who dis
sent from the scheme of the Separate Se
cessionists. But it will have some good
effect, if it avert the immediate ruin and
depopulation of Charleston, which will
undoubtedly follow the secession of the
State of South Carolina from the Union,
take place when and how It may.
The remarks of the " Standard upon
the call for this meeting are as follows:
Nat. Int.
" The City Responds to the Country!
The notice which appears in our columns
this morning will show our friends in tho
country that the question so often asked.
When will the city speak 1 is now an
swered. That large proportion of our
citizens who favor 'co operation for tho
purpose of resistance and oppose sepa
rate State action under existing circum
stances,' will bold a meetings morrow
night at the Hibernian Hall. We hazard
nothing in saying lhat. in the materials of
which it will be composed, the numbers
who will be present, ihe strong and
patriotic resolutions which will be pre
sented, and the devotion to the State, ex
hibiiing itself in a holy purpose to place ;
her where her flag will be unsullied,
while it floats proudly with those of her
sister States, tins meeting will be second'
to no other ever held in our city. All
who believe in the benefit of co operation
and the mischief of secession will be pre
sent ; and, while the objectof the meet
ing of itself would command the presence
of all who agree in the principles which
will be there laid before the people of our
State, as the platform on which we stand,
it will be gratifying to them, at the same
time, to do honor to those distinguished
men. the Hon. A. P. Butler an(j tbe Hon
R. M Barnwell, who will be present at
the meeting, and take part in its deliber
ations." From the Iow-a City Republican.
It is true the two great Slates of Ohio tnd
Pennsylvania have spoken in favor of General
Scott lor the Presidency in 1852. But there
appears to be no doubt but that Virginia is de
cidedly in favor of Milliard Fillmore. And pres.
ent appearances would indicate that the Empire
State is rapidly coming up lo his support.
We see no good reason why every Whig in
the Union and every lover of his country inay
not give this exalted pttriot and statesman his
entbuiastic support. His wisdom, his pru.
dence, his foresight, and his unswerving iuteg.
ri:y have robbed those who were pledged lo 'op.
po-e the Administration, right or tcrong, lo the
bitter end,' ol their poioned weapon, and con
verted them in'o Iriends and admirers.
Milliard Fillmore is cairying oul ihe true
Whig doctiine ol non interference wilh the leg.
islation of Congress. He throws the responii.
bilily of miking laws on ihe law making po'w.
er. From bun we have heard ot no dictation
of Congres as to the character of the laws ibey
should enact. No threatening of the exercise
of the kindly prerogative of ihe veto power if
they should venture to adopt measures contrary
to his wishes. He has confined his action to
a strict discharge of his constitutional duties as
the Executive ol this great Republic. Con
gress has been fully informed by him of ihe
condition of ihe country, with all its various in
terests, and of our foreign relations. That body
has enacted such laws as the wisdom of its
members dictated, and the President has gien .
iheni a prompt and energetic execution. On
this account both the friends and ihe enemies
of the late Compromise measure can give him
a hearty support, because he doe? not, and a-L
; Whig President cannot, divest Congress of its
1 sovereignty as the legislative power ol ibe coun
try. The expediency of every meaiure is left
with the people and ibeir representatives ; their
constitutionality is Ml to the S ipreme Judiciary,
where it rightfully belongs ; their execution how.
ever devolves on the President. Nor have the
obnoxious character of masuresHn the opinion
of thousands ol his countrymen, nor all Ibe
prejudices of education and association, caused
him to swerve Irorn the line of his duty. In.
short, he is a model President. He i carrying
out that fundamental principle of the Whig par."
ty that the Executive, Legislative and Judi
cial department ol th Government should re
main, as far as possible, independent in tbeir
1 respective spheres, becausetheir Union forms a
DisiwioN. The following resolution:
was adopted a few days ago, at a meet-t
ing in Edgefield district. S. C. 1
Resolved, That this meeting feels nol
sympathy with any press or party in South
Carolina which is opposed to a dissolution :
of the Union, or denies the right of secession.

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